Architectural cladding profiles

Evidence of metal (mostly copper) can be seen in architectural history as far back as 1280 A.D. Today, aluminium, copper, steel and zinc are some of the most widely specified facade materials in the world.

European style metal cladding gained popularity in Australia during the late 1990s. Local architects re-purposed traditional profiles, manipulating them to suit Australia’s unique design aesthetic. The past three decades, has seen Australian architectural style evolve, and metal cladding become an intrinsic part of our built environment.

At Metal Cladding Systems we offer an extensive range of cladding profiles, and custom project solutions. As architectural style shifts, we endeavour to continuously create new and modify existing profiles, to ensure design vision can always become built reality.

Equally important to flexible system design, is quality. Performance is reliant on superior manufacturing standards and attention to detail during installation. When fabricated and installed correctly, metal cladding is highly waterproof, durable, long lasting, and doesn’t require labour intensive or expensive long term maintenance.

To maintain superior manufacturing and installation standards, we invest in people. We spend significant time recruiting and training our skilled workshop team, and align with installers who identify with the same levels of quality as us.

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Standing Seam

Wall | Roof

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INTERLOCKING

Wall

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FLATLOCK

Wall| Roof

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SNAPLOCK

Wall | Roof

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NAILSTRIP

Wall | Roof

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SHINGLE

Wall | Roof

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CASSETTE

Wall 

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BATTEN SEAM

Wall | Roof

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CUSTOM FOLDING

Wall | Roof | Misc

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Why choose metal cladding?

Suitable for boutique residential applications, large scale commercial, and multi-residential developments, metal facades offer architects, builders and end users, unique options and broad benefits.

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Extensive range of roof and wall profiles, for various facade effects.

Expansive material options, catering to different locations, budgets and aesthetic preferences.

Australian quality standards and local lead times.

Low maintenance, long material lifespans and onshore recycling options.

When installed correctly, with adequate membranes and flashings, sheet metal cladding is a water resistant wall and roof solution.

Contemporary architectural aesthetic for new builds, and stylistically suited to heritage and/or existing structures.

Selecting cladding profiles

With so many profiles and materials to choose from, system selection can be overwhelming.

Aesthetic preference is often the first deciding factor, heavily influencing profile and material specification. In addition to the overall ‘look’ of your project, there are other aspects to consider. For example, panel width and wall suitability, and wind load requirements.

Here are some key points to consider when specifying metal cladding. To discuss your project in more detail, contact our product specialists, on 03 9587 4554 or info@metalcsystems.com.au.

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Consider panel widths and their impact on facade style. Wide or narrow pans? What will best fit across your wall and material coil? Do you like the look of random or uniform patterns?

Determine an ideal panel length. Avoid horizontal hairline, or seam joins, by increasing lengths. Or use seam, express and hairline junctions as project features.

Identify appealing shadow lines. Decide between seamed, recessed express, or hairline profiles; and how high, deep or wide these joins should be.

Asses project wind load requirements. Some profiles, such as Standing Seam (in particular Double Lock Standing Seam), are better suited to high winds. When working with high wind requirements, always seek engineering approval.

Understand project water penetration demands and mandatory substructures, especially when specifying sheet metal roofing. Not all profiles are suitable for roof application and some offer superior water resistance compared to others.

Gain a sound understanding of each profile’s appearance, features and limitations. We recommend thoroughly researching online and in person.

Want to know more?

Speak with our experienced team about system selection, material performance, specification, installation, price and any general cladding questions you may have.

We invite you to discover the system and material best suited to your project and we’re happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

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